How to Avoid Credit Card Balance Creep

I’m looking for credit card experts or super credit card rewards earners to share tips on how to avoid “balance creep” when using rewards credit cards for everyday spending (i.e. making a card payment every Friday or paying off what you charge the next day). How can we avoid being surprised at how much we charged by the end of the month? Especially if you’re trying to reach a minimum bonus spend or hit a points/miles target, how can you ensure that you keep your spending and payback in check?